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A Finding Aid to the Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970 | Digitized Collection

Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Solomon, Alan R.

Art historian, Educator, Museum director

This site provides access to the papers of Alan R. Solomon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 15,763 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of the Alan R. Solomon papers is provided by the Lichtenstein Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 9.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art Scene.

Biographical/Historical Note

New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career.

Provenance

The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to AAA in 1974 and in 2007.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of the Alan R. Solomon papers is provided by the Lichtenstein Foundation.

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